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Fresh Worms Attack E-Mail, Internet Explorer, User Data

NetSky.C, a k a Moodown.C, and MyDoom.F worms on Wednesday hit Net users hard, bringing the potential for data loss to end users’ systems. A series of new worms spread on the Internet on Wednesday, spreading through conventional e-mail methods. The new versions have escalated their attacks and destructiveness. On the prowl is MyDoom.F worm, which began action on Monday. It is the latest version one of most successful worms on record; earlier MyDoom variants in January launched a series of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against Microsoft Corp. and The SCO Group. The new version retains its predecessors’ capability to perform a DDoS attack. “What is interesting about these latest worm trends is that they are very politically motivated. More than your curious teenage hacker at work; these attacks are stemming from groups seeking to make a statement on some of today’s most controversial technology issues,” said Scott Chasin, chief technology officer of MX Logic Inc., in a statement. Full Story

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